Euphorbia × martini 'Ascot Rainbow' (PBR)

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Buy Euphorbia × martini 'Ascot Rainbow' (PBR) spurge: An attractive mix of colours


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast growing
  • Flowering period: March to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The grey-green leaves of this evergreen perennial emerge with a pinkish-red flush and as they mature, develop a red-marked, creamy yellow margin. To add to this colourful effect, the foliage may take on a pink flush during the colder months of the year. The flowerheads, which top the leafy stems from spring are also variegated and are a wonderful blend of green, cream and red. Drought tolerant once established, it looks marvelous in a gravel garden.

  • Garden care: To promote new shoots remove flowered stems to their base in spring after the flowers have faded. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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I had bought a euphorbia ascot rainbow last year. It had grown to a fairly impressive size this summer. Today we found the plant broke. At the base - just above the rootball. It seems the new shoots have grown inequally and weighed the plant down on one side causing a lopsided growth and the top snapped. Spent all evening trying to make sense of this. Any tips ? The entire plant has withered in few hours after we pulled it out from the soil. Should we repot the entire plant (minus any roots?).i have taken a few new shoots out and reported them indoors but they all look very dull and limp. Not sure if they would grow shoots.

GreenFinger

Hello, This sounds like such a shame, however this kind of damage is usually caused by an animal, bird or even a football. There is no point in trying to save any of the top growth that has snapped off, as if new growth is to reappear, it will happen from the base of the plant. Therefore, I would just make sure it is kept watered and see what happens over the next few months.

Helen

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